Master of Petroleum Engineering Science
Prepare to lead in global resources
Our new Master of Petroleum Engineering Science will not only place you at this in-demand discipline’s cutting edge, but equip you to shape its future. This cross-disciplinary degree is suitable for petroleum engineering bachelor or honours graduates wishing to advance their skills, or honours graduates in other engineering fields seeking to change career paths.
What will you do?
Completed over one to two years full-time (depending on your previous qualifications and professional experience), the degree features an engaging blend of face-to-face tuition, in-the-field application and online learning.
It’s developed and taught by world-class, industry-trained and research-active academics through our Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER)—Australia’s only school of its kind, and the leading centre for integrated petroleum research and education throughout the Asia Pacific region.
The wide-ranging and internationally informed curriculum draws on ASPER’s strong collaborations with industry and other leading universities around the world. It also includes a significant research project. You will graduate with:
- deep knowledge and understanding of contemporary global petroleum engineering developments, including reservoir simulation, uncertainty modelling, enhanced oil recovery, advanced geomechanics and the application of machine learning to petroleum engineering.
- wide-ranging skills in evaluating, selecting and using appropriate, environmentally responsible methods and techniques in drilling, reservoir and production engineering
- advanced skills in investigating, analysing and solving complex petroleum engineering problems using best-practice methods, including data analytics
- highly developed research planning and execution skills, and the ability to apply research principles and methods in the field
- outstanding interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.
Regular interaction with ASPER’s world-recognised staff and guest industry presenters will also ensure you emerge with a sound base of international connections and real-world insight.
Where could it take you?
You will emerge ready to play a senior role in the upstream petroleum industry anywhere in the world. You may also choose to take your research further with a PhD.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM229 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July. Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Conversion Master:
? Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than Petroleum Engineering or relevant work experience.
? Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in Petroleum Engineering or relevant work experience.SATAC Code: 3CM229
CRICOS 0101358 Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Conversion Master:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent in a discipline other than Petroleum Engineering or relevant work experience.
- Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in Petroleum Engineering or relevant work experience.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $37,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Exploration, Petroleum Manager, Drilling Engineer, Engineer
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020